Digital Literacy in Pakistan

Digital Literacy in Pakistan

While the word “literacy” alone generally refers to reading and writing skills, when you tack on the word “digital” before it, the term encompasses much, much more.

Sure, reading and writing are still very much at the heart of digital literacy. But given the new and ever-changing ways we use technology to receive and communicate information, digital literacy also encompasses a broader range of skills—everything from reading on a Kindle to gauging the validity of a website or creating and sharing YouTube videos.

The term is so broad that some experts even stay away from it, preferring to speak more specifically about particular skills at the intersection of technology and literacy.

In some formats, “consuming” digital content looks pretty much the same as reading print. Reading a novel on a basic e-reader requires knowing how to turn the device on and flip pages back and forth, but other than that, it isn’t so different from reading a book. 

SOURCE: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/11/09/what-is-digital-literacy.html

 

Digital Literacy in Pakistan
Digital Literacy in Pakistan

 

What is Digital literacy In Pakistan?

We often see so many human errors around us. These errors get recorded when we are on a digital or social media platform. To reduce these errors? I suggest a few tactics that can help you become more digitally literate.

Digital literacy refers to an individual’s ability to find, check, and compose clear information. You can do this by writing and other media on various digital platforms. 

You can evaluate Digital Literacy by analyzing an individual’s grammar, composition, typing skills. And their ability to produce text, images, audio and designs using the available technology. Let us now add a video to this definition as well. 

We cannot turn away from the fact that all communication has turned into digital. We use various techniques to communicate and get our message across. With an ever-increasing need for accurate information and reliable communication. We must focus on creating valuable messages. Have a specified plan of action and know where we want to go.

Having a strategic goal can make it easier to become a digitally literate individual. Because with clarity you can focus on the technology that you mostly need. 

You can watch tutorials, opt in to free Udemy courses, Pass online tests like this one:

 https://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=ntc3otu0 

There is a lot of information that can contribute to your personal development. And it is readily available on the internet.  All you need to do is become a digitally literate individual. Especially, If you blog. 

This also brings me to my next point and that is to have at least one blog that you can maintain. By uploading regularly. You become an expert in researching topics. For digital literacy, you will need to practice. Especially, once you learn and apply it. All these skills will need practice. 

Digital literacy is all about good researching skills. There are a ton of websites that can help you create thumbnails and images for free. But you will have to go back to learning about design first. If you do not focus on the education part first, then you would design mediocre images, and you will not be able to write excellent social media posts.

In conclusion, I would like to add that

As a freelancer, this will be your online representation. If you can convince your audience? Especially for opting in or buying from you? Then that is a wonderful position to be. Now all you have to do is to maintain your authoritative position by consistent delivery of promises and by adding value.

 

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